| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:51 PM
A dinosaur, nicknamed the "chicken from hell," was described by a team of paleontologists in a study released Wednesday, and researchers say it is even stranger then they first imagined.
The dinosaur's official name is Anzu wyliei, but it was...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 6:50 AM
Welcome to the fold! An entomologist trekking through Amazonian rain forest and sifting through musty museums has discovered 19 new species of praying mantis in Central and South America. The findings, published in the journal ZooKeys, nearly triple the...
| Mar 15, 2014
Sometimes, a rainy day seems like a bad time for a road trip, but it's actually the perfect day for a museum.
Two museums were on my list on a recent excursion to North Florida, but the landscape along the way offers a glimpse of Florida's unspoiled...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
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David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who’s spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 6:45 AM
It has been at least a while, and possibly in the whole recorded history of the medium, that a blockbuster science series has aired on conventional broadcast television. But there is no time like the present, whether or not such a thing as the present...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:26 PM
A worm from Southeast Asia has found its way into France and is threatening the country's supply of escargot.
The New Guinea flatworm is one of the most dangerous invasive species in the world. The worms were spotted at the botanical gardens in...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The other day I went to see "The Lego Movie," the biggest blockbuster of 2014 so far, currently in the midst of its second wave of word-of-mouth-driven box office, and I left the theater not feeling scuzzy. I didn't feel bullied or solicited. In fact, I...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:38 AM
If you're a regular reader of this column, you know that I often mention great art happenings and exhibitions to our east (Melbourne to Daytona Beach) and to our west (St. Petersburg and Tampa). Sometimes I'll even inform you of what to see to our south...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 6:05 PM
SEATTLE — A backhoe, an apprentice plumber and a 20,000-year-old piece of ivory (give or take a few millenniums) have brought out Puget Sound's inner paleontologist.
Last week a Columbian mammoth tusk was discovered in the foundation of an...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Let's face it. It's easy to take for granted that mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- vertebrates just like people -- have a face. But it has not always been the case.
The first creatures with a backbone -- jawless fish from hundreds of...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Hey, "The Walking Dead" is back on AMC!
It's been two months since we've been able to spend our Sunday nights watching men and women in tattered clothing brutally slaughtering rotting men and women in even more tattered clothing/skin, unless you...